Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 141 143 114
Rank change year-on-year +2 -29 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 600 711 797
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.28% 2.34% 2.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 8.88% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 510 577 704
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -9.09%
10th Percentile £19,250 £23,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,646 8,006 8,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.10% 26.38% 28.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5,590 6,325 6,631
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £66,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -4.26%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +7 242 £45,000 -10.00% 14
Surrey -1 188 £41,000 +2.50% 12
Berkshire 0 150 £47,500 -13.64% 7
Hampshire +1 105 £38,750 +10.71% 10
Buckinghamshire +30 77 £42,500 -5.56% 3
West Sussex -17 32 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Kent -1 25 £42,500 +44.07% 3
Oxfordshire +35 14 £35,000 -2.78% 4
East Sussex +1 5 £45,000 -34.31% 3
Home Counties - 3 £60,000 -
Middlesex +13 1 £47,000 -46.29%
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 470 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 389 (64.83%) MCSE
3 374 (62.33%) Windows
4 299 (49.83%) Active Directory
5 251 (41.83%) MCSA
6 242 (40.33%) Windows Server
7 235 (39.17%) VMware
8 233 (38.83%) Office 365
9 197 (32.83%) ITIL
10 196 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 157 (26.17%) Problem-Solving
12 132 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 127 (21.17%) Windows Server 2012
14 122 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
15 119 (19.83%) Hyper-V
16 118 (19.67%) Degree
17 114 (19.00%) Cisco
18 113 (18.83%) SQL
19 112 (18.67%) Citrix
20 111 (18.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 98 (16.33%) SQL Server
22 92 (15.33%) MS Exchange
23 91 (15.17%) Firewall
23 91 (15.17%) DNS
23 91 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
24 89 (14.83%) Windows 7
25 88 (14.67%) PowerShell
26 85 (14.17%) Cisco Certification
27 84 (14.00%) MCP
27 84 (14.00%) MCITP

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 92 (15.33%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (4.83%) IIS
4 29 (4.83%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.17%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.50%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.33%) JBoss
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.33%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.17%) Drupal
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 122 (20.33%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.17%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 233 (38.83%) Office 365
2 196 (32.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (8.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 21 (3.50%) IaaS
6 14 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 12 (2.00%) SaaS
8 9 (1.50%) PaaS
9 8 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
10 7 (1.17%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (1.17%) Serverless
11 5 (0.83%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.67%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 91 (15.17%) DNS
1 91 (15.17%) Firewall
2 70 (11.67%) DHCP
3 61 (10.17%) TCP/IP
4 40 (6.67%) WAN
5 38 (6.33%) SAN
6 36 (6.00%) VPN
7 31 (5.17%) VoIP
8 28 (4.67%) Remote Desktop
9 27 (4.50%) BIG-IP
10 26 (4.33%) IP Telephony
10 26 (4.33%) LAN
10 26 (4.33%) NAS
11 24 (4.00%) Internet
12 22 (3.67%) VLAN
13 19 (3.17%) Network Security
14 16 (2.67%) MPLS
14 16 (2.67%) Wireless
15 15 (2.50%) FTP
16 13 (2.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (1.33%) Big Data
8 8 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (1.17%) Amazon Redshift
9 7 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
9 7 (1.17%) OLAP
10 6 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.67%) Power BI
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.83%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.67%) JIRA
2 4 (0.67%) Redmine
3 3 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.17%) GCC
5 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (5.83%) Finance
2 26 (4.33%) Electronics
3 24 (4.00%) Marketing
4 14 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 13 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.83%) Law
6 11 (1.83%) Retail
7 6 (1.00%) Military
8 5 (0.83%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.17%) Banking
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 108 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 103 (17.17%) Analyst
3 92 (15.33%) Support Engineer
4 89 (14.83%) IT Support
5 76 (12.67%) IT Engineer
6 73 (12.17%) Support Analyst
7 65 (10.83%) Consultant
8 51 (8.50%) IT Analyst
9 44 (7.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (7.33%) IT Support Analyst
10 38 (6.33%) Server Engineer
11 34 (5.67%) IT Support Engineer
12 33 (5.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (5.33%) Administrator
13 32 (5.33%) Subject Matter Expert
14 30 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
14 30 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
15 29 (4.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (4.83%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.33%) .NET
2 29 (4.83%) OAuth
2 29 (4.83%) SAML
3 28 (4.67%) HTML
4 24 (4.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (3.50%) XML
6 15 (2.50%) Web Services
7 14 (2.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 14 (2.33%) CSS
8 12 (2.00%) JSON
9 10 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.33%) REST
11 7 (1.17%) jQuery
11 7 (1.17%) RESTful
12 6 (1.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.00%) LINQ
12 6 (1.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (0.83%) MSMQ
13 5 (0.83%) XSD
13 5 (0.83%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.83%) CESG
3 28 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.50%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.83%) iPhone
9 10 (1.67%) Clustering
10 7 (1.17%) EPoS
11 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.00%) PKI
11 6 (1.00%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.83%) Fibre Optics
12 5 (0.83%) LIMS
13 4 (0.67%) AS400
13 4 (0.67%) Cybercrime
Operating Systems
1 374 (62.33%) Windows
2 242 (40.33%) Windows Server
3 127 (21.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (14.83%) Windows 7
6 83 (13.83%) Windows 10
7 55 (9.17%) Windows 8
8 45 (7.50%) Linux
9 21 (3.50%) Unix
10 15 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.50%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.50%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.33%) Android
13 3 (0.50%) AIX
13 3 (0.50%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.33%) CentOS
14 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (32.83%) ITIL
2 157 (26.17%) Problem-Solving
3 111 (18.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 68 (11.33%) Computer Science
5 64 (10.67%) Presales
6 56 (9.33%) Business Continuity
7 49 (8.17%) Mentoring
8 47 (7.83%) High Availability
9 45 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 42 (7.00%) Project Management
11 32 (5.33%) Load Balancing
12 31 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (5.00%) B2C
14 29 (4.83%) B2B
14 29 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
15 26 (4.33%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.17%) Data Protection
17 21 (3.50%) ITIL V3
17 21 (3.50%) Machine Learning
17 21 (3.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 113 (18.83%) SQL
2 88 (14.67%) PowerShell
3 20 (3.33%) Python
4 18 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.83%) PHP
6 16 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.67%) C#
7 13 (2.17%) Java
8 10 (1.67%) T-SQL
9 9 (1.50%) C
10 7 (1.17%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.17%) Scala
10 7 (1.17%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.17%) VBA
11 5 (0.83%) C++
12 4 (0.67%) Perl
12 4 (0.67%) Ruby
13 3 (0.50%) VBScript
14 2 (0.33%) R
14 2 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 389 (64.83%) MCSE
2 251 (41.83%) MCSA
3 118 (19.67%) Degree
4 85 (14.17%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (14.00%) MCITP
5 84 (14.00%) MCP
6 77 (12.83%) CCNA
7 71 (11.83%) Security Cleared
8 65 (10.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 59 (9.83%) Computer Science Degree
10 52 (8.67%) SC Cleared
11 49 (8.17%) A+ Certification
12 22 (3.67%) MCDST
12 22 (3.67%) VCP6
13 20 (3.33%) CISSP
13 20 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
14 19 (3.17%) CCNP
15 18 (3.00%) DV Cleared
16 17 (2.83%) Network+ Certification
17 16 (2.67%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 37 (6.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 36 (6.00%) SLA
4 32 (5.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 26 (4.33%) PMO
6 22 (3.67%) GDPR
7 9 (1.50%) COBIT
8 8 (1.33%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.83%) HL7
9 5 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.50%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.50%) RMADS
11 2 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
12 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 299 (49.83%) Active Directory
2 132 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 72 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (5.17%) vSphere
6 17 (2.83%) XenApp
7 15 (2.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 14 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 12 (2.00%) Terminal Server
10 6 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.83%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.67%) Firmware
12 4 (0.67%) NFS
12 4 (0.67%) Samba
12 4 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.50%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.33%) Docker
15 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 60 (10.00%) SCCM
2 36 (6.00%) vCenter Server
3 27 (4.50%) SCVMM
4 25 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 14 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 12 (2.00%) XenMobile
7 10 (1.67%) WSUS
8 9 (1.50%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.50%) Puppet
9 5 (0.83%) Ansible
10 4 (0.67%) Nagios
10 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.67%) SCOM
10 4 (0.67%) vRealize
11 3 (0.50%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (0.33%) Jamf Pro
12 2 (0.33%) Mesos
13 1 (0.17%) logstash
13 1 (0.17%) SCSM
Vendors
1 470 (78.33%) Microsoft
2 235 (39.17%) VMware
3 114 (19.00%) Cisco
4 112 (18.67%) Citrix
5 55 (9.17%) HP
6 38 (6.33%) Aruba
6 38 (6.33%) NetApp
7 35 (5.83%) Veeam
8 31 (5.17%) Mitel
9 27 (4.50%) F5
10 22 (3.67%) EMC
11 19 (3.17%) Dell
12 17 (2.83%) CyberArk
13 16 (2.67%) Oracle
14 14 (2.33%) Nimble Storage
14 14 (2.33%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.00%) WatchGuard
16 10 (1.67%) IBM
17 7 (1.17%) Google
18 6 (1.00%) SonicWALL